This past weekend, the Messiah University Cyber Competition Team participated in the National Cyber League team competition. The event, spanning from Friday afternoon to Sunday night, started off very strong with the team conquering numerous challenges and achieving 40% completion by the close of Friday. The team regrouped Saturday afternoon and was able to score some additional points and concluded the day with an impressive nearly 50% completion of all challenges.
As the challenges escalated in difficulty, Sunday proved to be very frustrating as the team spent numerous hours only to get one more challenge solved. The Messiah University team concluded the competition in 96th position out of 457 teams, placing in the top 25%. The team certainly learned a lot from participating in NCL for the first time.
Up next for the Cyber Competition Team is a focus on preparing for the main competition of the year, the Cyber Collegiate Defense Competition (CCDC). They are excited to be entering for the second time, and are working hard to prepare for it. Stay tuned for updates!
This post was written by Ray Truex, senior cybersecurity student.